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After spending a year or so trying to figure out how to network our coach and bring in something consistent and reliable that my wife did not have to understand configurations and worry about settings, etc. We purchased a WiFiRanger, cellular modem, Weboost and a 16 port linksys router. I ran 4 cat 7 cables to the front, 3 to the bedroom and 2 to the basement entertainment area. Mounted all equipment mid ship. Prior to this, we had little to no cell or camp WiFi in the coach and minimal cell outside the coach.
We have playon for tv service, mostly free. We now have a reliable wireless and wired network inside and outside the RV. All of our Tv, are hardwired, our Roku’s are hard wired, hard wired Mac mini, hard wired laptop and space to expand. We download and record 16 hours of movies a day and surf the web from anywhere around the coach. I can controll connectivity to each device to allow for faster speeds during peak times. We have unlimited cellular which is throttled at 25gb and use that typically in the first week. Sorry for rambling, granted most of our connectivity is cellular, we had no camp WiFi due to distance and now we have strong feeds from the ranger when it’s available.
The biggest hurdle for me was the cost of the WiFiRanger, not that it was that expensive but wondering if it was worth it. There are other options to include homegrown, I am glad I spent the money for this setup. The WiFiRanger is a package deal and comes with unique features that I would not have been able to do on my own. This system has been flawless for the most part. For one reason or another we’ve had only three occasions where something was stuck, all my wife has to is reset turn off the surge protector and turn it back on to reset the system and it’s back to normal. Customer support has been just as great as our new continuous connectivity. The package deal was worth every penny to me, glad I did it, WiFiRanger has pretty much given us back the connectivity we had in our sticks and brick but without the sticks and brick.
Anthony S (LookAtUsNow)
November 29, 2017, 4:14 pm
Response to support issues, logging a ticket has been excellent - I really appreciate getting on shore, here in the USA technical support directly from the source! It does take a willingness to learn how to maximize WiFi, and cellular - the YouTube learning videos have been an essential for me to get up to speed with just how functionally rich this mobility system is. I have successfully, and confidently relied on the performance and reliability of load balancing WiFi antennas, and cellular aircard - for my implementation, the go2 router, and elite are an excellent mobility solution. The only issue I had is with the install - that with my 39' length 5th rig, the length the cable from outside antenna to the POE connect on the Go2 at 30' made it more challenging with cable routing, and Go2 router placement. Meaning,it would have been great to have another 10' in length to a total of 40'.
January 16, 2017, 3:03 pm
Fabulous service! WiFiRanger was quick to respond to questions concerning the best product to purchase, all technical questions before and after purchase. I found the setup easy. Tested in driveway connecting to home internet wi-fi router and got excellent reception where I never even saw the network outside the home before! Looking forward to better internet coverage on our next trip. Thanks WiFiRanger!
November 9, 2016, 7:09 am
Just installed the Wifiranger Elite pack (it was an easy install and setup) on my Blue Ridge 5er and WOW what a difference it makes. We are a couple hundred yards from the working access point and have five bars, plus the WiFi list has tripled to what my computer was picking up and struggled to connect if at all. Now it is not an issue. I have the Elite mounted on a mast that is 14' above the roof of the 5er and right at 25' off the ground. What an awesome product and should come standard equipment with any RV.
April 20, 2016, 2:24 am
I wanted to say thank you for the terrific customer service. Evan spent an hour with me on the phone helping me configure my system and working out some network issues with my laptop that were causing me to not be able to connect to the control panel and internet.
February 15, 2016, 7:00 pm
I wanted to send you this to let you know that we are the very proud new owners of the WifiRanger Elite Pack. After the installation and setup my daughter is now watching one of her favorite shows on Netflix. This is only after connecting to a public wifi connection that we could not even see on our
computers, cell phones, etc. This is absolutely a great product and we appreciate it very much.
July 17, 2015, 12:13 pm
I Downloaded and installed the new firmware 7.0 Phantom Firmware. What a difference with all these added features. Great job to the designers/programmers for this newest upgrade. Wish I had a second WiFiRanger now to have some additional fun.
February 8, 2015, 1:34 pm
I decided to upgrade from the Mobile T to the XT Antenna Upgrade. What a difference in reception. Previously I had 5 to 10 available sites to connect to here in Quartzsite, AZ Now with the XT Antenna Upgrade I have 62 networks. Several of the sites are over a mile away and give me 5 bars of reception. This is a great option for an RV to upgrade to.
January 12, 2015, 4:43 pm
We've been full-timing for some time now with over 12,000 miles on our Palazzo 33.3 diesel pusher and tow vehicle - and with WiFiRanger!
We mounted the Ranger in the top left corner of the passenger side window area to give us the most exposure to signals without having to use an outside type mount. It works great, picking up many signals that our devices (all 12 of them!) many times would not be able to receive.
I love the software options, as you can set it to scan for either the BEST signal, the first OPEN signal, or even just your PREFERRED favorite wifi signal that you already know about. Once you get to know it, it works just as advertised, and the kids love it too because it gives them a 'shared' wifi signal (router) that allows them to 'play each other' on web-based games.
The Turners - and LOVING it!
H Turner family - full timers
November 21, 2014, 4:50 pm
I have been a WiFiRanger customer for many years. It has worked as promised all these years.
November 21, 2014, 2:31 pm
We received a WiFi Ranger as a door prize at Escapade last spring. We used it for a few days at the fairground and liked it, but it was not much of a test. I did a permanent installation over the summer, but the RV has been in the barn since spring.
We are now in Arizona for the winter, the WiFi Ranger has performed flawlessly at four different RV parks and we are really happy with it. In the park where we spend the winter connecting to the WiFi signal can be difficult. We were able to connect using Bear Extenders in the past, but the WiFi Ranger is WAY better. Add the fact that we can connect our phones makes it is the best WiFi set-up we have had yet.
Thanks again for the great door prize!
Dennis Murphy & Nancy Beck
November 21, 2014, 12:33 pm
I purchased the WiFiRanger, and now that it's working properly, I am very pleased with the product.
When I had some problems with the WiFiRanger, I called tech support and was very lucky that Christian Cagney was the tech that returned my call. I feel he took exceptional steps to assist me. He was polite and very patient with me. I was confused and he took time to repeat his instructions and never showed any frustrations with answering my questions. He definitely knows the product.
Great product, even better tech support!
August 21, 2014, 10:21 am
Purchased and installed a WiFiRanger on my vintage Airstream last summer in anticipation of beginning a fulltime RV lifestyle. My wife and I could not be more pleased with the performance and support. While camped at the furthest-most campsite from the access point at one campground, we were able to experience reliable wifi while our neighbors could not. We have also found while traveling, that the WiFiRanger connects to the fastest available wifi signal before we even attempt to use it, making it something we just don't think about anymore. Highly recommended.
January 16, 2014, 12:24 pm